Vancouver neighborhoods cut off from fire and police protection by increased train traffic. A highly volatile commodity traveling near homes. An industrial area prone to liquefying in an earthquake.
By MARCY GORDON, Associated Press December 10, 2013 3:55 p.m.
WASHINGTON — U.S. regulators have taken a major step toward reining in high-risk trading on Wall Street, banning the largest banks from trading for their own profit in most cases.
By BECKY KRAMER, The Spokesman-Review December 10, 2013 3:28 p.m.
SPOKANE — Last year, a train carrying crude oil from North Dakota chugged across Eastern Washington en route to a Puget Sound refinery.
By TOM KRISHER and DEE-ANN DURBIN, Associated Press December 10, 2013 11:51 a.m.
DETROIT — General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. She will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company.
By KEN SWEET, Associated Press December 10, 2013 11:17 a.m.
NEW YORK — It takes a long time to recover from a bad hangover, especially when you party like it's 1999.
By MICHAEL LIEDTKE and MARCY GORDON, Associated Press December 10, 2013 10:58 a.m.
SAN FRANCISCO — Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
By Associated Press December 10, 2013 10:28 a.m.
SEATTLE — City planners have approved the plans for three large globes that will be part of the new headquarters for Amazon.com in downtown Seattle.
By Don Brunell December 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Have you heard of the Ethanol Shuffle? One step forward, two steps back. Actually, it's not a dance; it's part of California's clean energy policy -- a program our governor wants to emulate.
By The Columbian December 10, 2013 6 a.m.
Clark County's Community Development Department will consider public comments as it reviews an automated car wash proposed off Northeast Highway 99 in Hazel Dell.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 4:46 p.m.
KALISPELL, Mont. — An increase in freight traffic and hundreds of millions of dollars in improvements on BNSF Railway tracks across North Dakota and Montana combined to make Amtrak travel less than reliable in recent months, BNSF officials said.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 4:27 p.m.
DETROIT — The U.S. government ended up losing $10.5 billion on the General Motors bailout, but it says the alternative would have been far worse.
By Cami Joner December 9, 2013 4:24 p.m.
A Camas dentist said Monday he expects to break ground early next year on a $3 million retail strip center that will round out the Mill Plain Crossing complex in the Columbia Tech Center mixed-use development in east Vancouver.
By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press December 9, 2013 10:58 a.m.
FORT WORTH, Texas — American Airlines and US Airways seem an unlikely couple, even to the man who took over the combined company after they completed their merger on Monday.
By Associated Press December 9, 2013 9:52 a.m.
SEATTLE — The King County elections office is conducting a recount Monday on the proposition in the city of SeaTac to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour.